geographical name As·wân \a-ˈswän, ä-\
variants: or ancient


play \sī-ˈē-nē\

Definition of Aswân

  1. city in southern Egypt on the right bank of the Nile River near the site of a dam built 1898–1902 and of the Aswân High Damplay (completed 1970 to form Lake Nasser\ˈnä-sər, ˈna-\ play ) population 191,461

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